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11. Posted by leics2 (Respected Member 544 posts) 24w Star this if you like it!

I do agree about Portmeirion, Andy. It's not a castle, of course, but the village is absolutely unique and in a very beautiful setting. It's a definite 'must-see' if you're in or near that part of Wales but staying there would be special. There are quite a lot of self-catering options as well as a good hotel.

I visited Lundy as a child on a day-trip from Ilfracombe and it's long been on my 'must visit properly' list. The island accomm is available year-round. You arrive by boat from the end of March to October and by helicopter (an extra 'wow' imo) the rest of the year. :-)

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Sep-2018, at 01:37 by leics2 ]

12. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 832 posts) 24w Star this if you like it!

When we went to Rajasthan we stayed in a couple of hotels in converted forts - Khimsar ( and Rajwada just outside Jaislamer ( Both were quite special experiences!

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13. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1126 posts) 24w Star this if you like it!

A friend and I stayed in two palaces in India last year, including a couple of nights at Gajalaxmi Palace near Dhenkanal, where the raja accompanied us on hikes through fields and nearby villages. Fabulous. We also stayed at Kankar Palace in Kankar. The hospitality of the royal families was great; and so were the enormous rooms laden with antiques and trophies. There was a large wood/fabric fan suspended over the dining table in Kankar Palace that was operated by hand (by pulling on a rope in another room near the kitchen).

14. Posted by Hensku (Budding Member 83 posts) 24w Star this if you like it!

Lundy went definitely to my must see list! :)
I also "window-shopped" a thousands of euros when i visited those websites

Those palaces in India, wow!

Berner256, when you were in Kankar, were you in one of those package tours? I dont usually like those packagethings but these looked interesting :)

15. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 942 posts) 24w Star this if you like it!

We stayed in a chateau (castle) in the Bordeaux wine country once. Great restaurant. We rented a chateau (castle) for a week in the western Loire Valley once. It was through Gites de France and really nice. I recommended it to someone else (on Virtual Tourist) and they stayed with extended family and had a wonderful time. Oddly Gites de France, a major budget option for rentals, has quite a few chateaux and some are very inexpensive. I'm sure we didn't pay more than 500 euros for the entire week. I'm too cheap to pay more.

There are also lots of B&Bs in castles all over Europe. We stayed in one outside Paris once because it was near the airport and we had to catch an early flight.

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17. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1187 posts) 22w Star this if you like it!

National Geographic had an interesting picture article about castles to stay in - France, Spain, Jamaica, Scotland, Switzerland, Portugal, Morocco, Canada, England, Brazil, Austria, India, Poland, Slovenia, Argentina, Germany, Ireland, USA, China, Sweden, Italy and Turkey.

18. Posted by Hensku (Budding Member 83 posts) 22w Star this if you like it!

I will check if i could find it somewhere :)

19. Posted by Hensku (Budding Member 83 posts) 22w Star this if you like it!

...and it was as easy as writing the title in google
I specially liked Schloss Leopoldskron in Austria! If i someday get there i might spend whole staying in that "world famous library"!

[ Edit: Edited on 15-Sep-2018, at 08:28 by Hensku ]

20. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 942 posts) 22w Star this if you like it!

Another good place to look is Relais and Chateaux (chateaux being castles). These come in different price ranges so choose what you like.

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